Digital broadcasting has been dealt yet another blow in Bulgaria, with the national broadcaster Nova TV deciding to withdraw one of its channels from a DTT multiplex.
The council of Crown Media has appointed two directors to jointly head the Bulgarian channels TV7, News7 and Super7.
Bulgaria will soon have its own dedicated satellite, providing DTH services to the country.
Bulgaria’s controversial transition to digital broadcasting will once more come under the spotlight later this month, when the Court of Justice in Luxembourg hears a case brought against the country by the European Commission.
Bulgaria’s Nova Broadcasting Group acquired the exclusive rights for TV and online broadcasting of the matches of the Bulgarian Football Championship, the Bulgarian Cup and Super Cup for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Telekom Austria’s subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe had mixed fortunes in Q2, though both Croatia’s Vipnet and Bulgaria’s M-Tel gained TV subscribers.
Telekom Austria Group reported a 7.3% decline in turnover to €1.94 billion in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of last year (€2.09 billion).
Bulgaria’s telecom market is likely to see less income and more investment in 2014.
The Bulgarian TV channels TV7 and BBT have filed for bankruptcy with the Sofia City Court, in accordance with the country’s Commercial Act.
Bulgaria’s leading cable operator Blizoo has launched a new Turkish language package.